MA – WWE’s Natalya Signing

WWE Superstar Natalya will be at The Pru on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM to meet fans and sign copies of the book WWE Absolutely Everything You Need To Know.

Fans must purchase a copy of WWE Absolutely Everything You Need To Know before getting on line. Anyone on line must have a wristband. Space is limited.

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Barnes & Noble – Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street Suite 179, Boston, MA 02199
617-247-6959

CA – Iliza Shlesinger Signing

Press Release:

Meet breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger when she joins us on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM to celebrate her book Girl Logic. There’s logical. There’s illogical. Then there’s Iliza Shlesinger’s “GIRL LOGIC: The Genius and The Absurdity” a subversively funny collection of observations by the star of three Netflix comedy specials.

“Girl Logic” is Iliza’s term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don’t necessarily even notice. She describes is as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world. When confronted with critical decisions about dating, sex, work, even getting dressed in the morning, Iliza argues that women will by nature consider every repercussion of every option before making a move toward what they really want. And that kind of holistic thinking can actually give women an advantage in what is still a male world.

In Iliza’s own words: “Understanding Girl Logic is a way of embracing both our aspirations and our contradictions. GL is the desire to be strong and vulnerable. It’s wanting to be curvy, but rail thin at the same time. It’s striving to kick ass in a man’s world while still being loved by the women around you.”

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Girl Logic from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning December 7th at 9am. Limit 1 wristband per book.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

Stan Lee Returns to Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018

The man, the myth, the legend. Making his grand return to Silicon Valley Comic Con we are very excited to announce our first guest… STAN LEE!

Stan Lee is an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was formerly executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Avengers, Black Panther,  the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, introducing a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he challenged the comics’ industry’s censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

He has had cameo appearances in many Marvel film and television projects. A few of these appearances are self-aware and sometimes reference Lee’s involvement in the creation of certain characters.

On 16 July 2017, Lee was named a Disney Legend, a hall of fame program that recognizes individuals who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company.

Other guests for the 2018 convention include: Sean Astin, Jewel Staite, Matthew Lewis, Jim Shooter, Simon Bisley, Coop, Glenn Fabry, Andy Weir

For tickets and information go to SVComicCon.com

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New Dates for Granite Con 2018

Granite State Comicon has announced new dates for their 2018 convention; GraniteCon 2018 will now be held one week earlier, on September 8-9th. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW; Single Day, Weekend, and VIP passes available at the link.

The Granite State Comicon is northern New England’s premiere comic book and pop culture event.  Now in its 16th year the Granite State Comicon features guest artists, celebrities, cosplay, vendors, dedicated kids con, workshops, panels, after hours events and more!  For a full list of guests and events please visit www.granitecon.com.

NE – 5-25-77 Screening

Director Patrick Read Johnson appears at the Alamo Drafthouse on Saturday, December 2nd at 2:00 PM for a screening of his film 5-25-77.

Produced by Gary Kurtz (STAR WARS and AMERICAN GRAFFITI) and Fred Roos (LOST IN TRANSLATION), 5-25-77 tells the autobiographical true story of a sci-fi obsessed filmmaker, Patrick Johnson, living in a small town who grows up making 8mm knockoffs of his favorite films, until one day, his mom, desperate to help him escape the fate of small town life, makes a phone call to the editor of American Cinematographer Magazine that results in a Wizard of Oz like transport of our hero to Hollywood… where he becomes the first person that didn’t WORK on Star Wars, to SEE Star Wars.

The film then details his return to his tiny hometown… and an American Graffiti-esque night there, as he struggles to choose between taking off on the road to his dreams, or remaining trapped in the familiar world of his childhood.

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Alamo Drafthouse Omaha
12750 Westport Pkwy, Omaha, NE 68138
(402) 505-9979

SF – Animaniacs 25th Anniversary Celebration

It’s time for Animaniacs! The beloved show turns 25, and SF Sketchfest is proud to celebrate it with an evening of stories, songs and general tomfoolery with three of the massive talents behind the show: Rob Paulsen (Yakko, Pinky, Dr. Scratchansniff), Maurice LaMarche (The Brain), and Randy Rogel, the man responsible for the amazing wordplay and music in the show, appear at the Brava Theater Center on Friday January 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets available now…

Maurice LaMarche:
Maurice LaMarche is an Emmy Award winning Canadian voice actor and former stand up comedian. He is best known for his voicework in Futurama as Kif Kroker, as Egon Spengler in The Real Ghostbusters, Verminous Skumm and Duke Nukem in Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Big Bob Pataki in Hey Arnold!, Dizzy Devil in Tiny Toons, The Brain in Animaniacs and Pinky and The Brain, and his portrayal of Mr. Freeze in Batman: Arkham City. His extensive resumes also includes voice work on The Critic, GI Joe, Freakazoid!, The Tick, Taz-Mania, Talespin, The Littler Mermaid, King of the Hill, Sonic Underground, Disney’s House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Works, and Inspector Gadget. He also dubbed the voice of Orson Welles over Vincent D’Onofrio’s on-camera performance in Ed Wood. Follow him on twitter: @mauricelamarche.

Rob Paulsen
One of the most acclaimed and in-demand voice actors out there, with over 2,000 animated half-hours to his credit and 1000 commercial spots, Rob Paulsen is familiar to many as the voice of Pinky from Pinky and the Brain (for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, and back to back Annie awards in 1997 and 1998); Yakko and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff from Animaniacs; Arthur from The Tick; Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom; Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius; the title role in Mighty Max; Bobble in the Tinkerbell series; and the title role in The Mask. On camera, he’s appeared in the films Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match and Warlocked. TV work includes MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Rob’s new weekly podcast, Talkin’ Toons with Rob Paulsen, is available on iTunes. Check out his website at www.robpaulsenlive.com

Randy Rogel
Randy has won three Emmy Awards (nominated for ten), a Peabody Award, two Annie Awards, three Leo Awards, and the Ovation Award. He recently co-wrote the hit song “Poisonous Love” for Kristen Chenoweth with John Powell for the major motion picture “Rio 2.” He was show-runner for the animated series “1001 Nights” and won Leo awards for Writing and Best Animated Series. At Disney, Randy wrote songs and scripts for the animated movies “Peter Pan — Return to Neverland,” “Cinderella II,” “Cinderella III,” “Winnie The Pooh,” “Around the World in Eighty Days,” “The Three Musketeers,” and “101 Dalmations II.” Randy spent nine years on staff at Warner Bros. Animation where he began as an original writer on the “Batman” series and then joined the staff of Steven Spielberg’s “Animaniacs,” for which wrote most of the songs and many of the scripts. Randy is a West Point graduate with ten years service as an officer in the combat arms. He has a B.S. in Engineering from the academy and a Masters Degree in International Relations from Boston University.

Presented by SF Sketchfest.

Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

UK – Empire Day Signing

David Prowse, Darth Vader from the original Star Wars trilogy, appears at the Feltham Assembly Hall to celebrate EMPIRE DAY on  Saturday, 16 December 2017 from 10:00 to 18:00.

  • Bill Westley: Asst. Director of The Empire Strikes Back
  • Colin Skeaping: stunt double for Luke Skywalker in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi; also Death Star trooper Devin Cant in A New Hope
  • Christopher Muncke: Captain Khurgee, the scanning crew leader and pilot, in A New Hope
  • Anthony Smee: Imperial Major Hewex in Return of the Jedi
  • Malcolm Weaver: stunt performer

Tickets available at the link…

Feltham Assembly Hall
Feltham Parks, Hounslow Road TW14 9DN Feltham
United Kingdom

CA – The Shape of Water Signing

Actor Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery, Hellboy) and sculptor/creature designer Mike Hill appear at Dark Delicacies on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00 PM to sign Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water.

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Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

3rd Annual Ground Zero Animation Expo on June 9-10th

Press Release:

Ground Zero Animation EXPO is an annual event held in Orange County, CA. This year it will be held at The Art Institute of Orange County, Santa Ana. The EXPO caters to those interested in breaking into the Animation industry or anyone who appreciates animated films, shows & shorts. The event also focuses on all parts of the industry from illustration, publishing, stop motion, fabricating and claymation/puppetry to character design, 3D modeling, prop/background design and much more. Industry professionals are there to share all day at their tables, through panels, demos, lectures, workshop and during unique one on one portfolio reviews. Ground Zero is a grassroots show that has a big impact. Don’t miss the exclusive special events leading up to the next Ground Zero Animation EXPO of 2018.

General Admission is free. Tickets will be sold for panels, workshops and demos only. The EXPO will be held June 9-10, 2018 at The Art Institute of Orange County in Santa Ana. General admission and specialty tickets will go live between Dec 2017 & Jan 2018. We will have small events planned before the big event, so be sure to follow!

Attend this one of a kind animation event. We have professionals to share tips & tricks on breaking into the industry, notes on portfolio composition, 2D animation discussions, and more! Our panelists range from artists in major studios, freelance, stop motion, gaming studios and more.

Looking to join the industry, make your own animation, freelance, create storyboards, layout, production, etc? Interested in meeting professionals to ask your questions and purchase amazing art from them? Then this is the event for you!

The Animation Alley area will be filled with the panelists/professionals selling their own work, sharing about future projects and meeting with you one on one. Outdoors you will find the Up & Coming Animation Alley area to see new talent & those about to be discovered along with our sponsors!

Panels, demos and workshops are exclusive to those who purchase the specialty tickets. Limited space for panels, so make sure you get your tickets and be in line for each panel early.

Make sure you keep an eye on our website/social media to get updates and find out what panels/workshops you want to attend and what professionals and newcomers we have selected.

Since we have extended our event to 2 days & have a new location, we will be offering triple the panels, workshops & demos. These tickets will go on sale as they are added and we will notify via newsletters and on our event page. You can find updates on our social media and website: Instagram and Facebook.

Select the ticket to have your portfolio reviewed. Only 10 portfolio reviews on each day. Meet 1 on 1 with a professional who will look through your work to give you advice and answer questions you may have.

This event caters to ages 16+, but is open to all ages. 

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CO – Jay and Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear at Pueblo Memorial Hall on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00 PMTickets available at the link…

The hilarious duo of Jay & Silent Bob are finally back together. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and accumulated fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks 2. And now you can see them live in your hometown recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, and always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on www.smodcast.com.

This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories. Get your tickets now before it’s too late! Jay & Silent Bob are dying, watch it as it happens!

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Pueblo Memorial Hall
1 City Hall Pl, Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 542-1100

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